Not currently offered
Course code



40 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Designed for students with a distinction grade average in 80 units of the courses for Coursework Master of Social Science degree. It enables them to pursue a minor thesis option for the last 40 units of the degree. Students are expected to complete a 15,000-20,000 word minor thesis on a topic selected in consultation with a nominated supervisor from the School of Social Sciences.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Acquire the scholarly skills and self-confidence to conceptualise, research and compose a substantive piece of social science research;

2. Gain contextualised understanding of advanced approaches to social science studies;

3. Develop research and reflective skills relevant to advanced study in the social sciences;

4. Develop written and oral communication skills appropriate for a professional and scholarly environment.


The coursework thesis shall consist of the preparation of a 15,000-20,000 word thesis on a selected topic in social sciences under the supervision of a full-time lecturer. Chapter drafts will be due throughout the semester.

Assumed knowledge

Undergraduate degree with major in social science or related area; and 80 units of coursework masters courses completed with distinction grade average.

Assessment items

Thesis: Thesis